The other day my students were complaining that my classroom was too cold and asked me if I could turn the air off

I told them no because then it’d be too warm and I’d have to take my scarf off and that would ruin my outfit which was obviously unacceptable

Words, I think, are such unpredictable creatures.
No gun, no sword, no army or king will ever be more powerful than a sentence. Swords may cut and kill, but words will stab and stay, burying themselves in our bones to become corpses we carry into the future, all the time digging and failing to rip their skeletons from our flesh.

Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me (via sad-plath)

litjunkieme:

silentauroriamthereal:

ohgodbenny:

Did your parents know too, that you spent two years playing hide and seek? Maybe.

Poor Sherlock. He’s already apologised, multiple times, that first night at the restaurant, and John didn’t accept it. So now he’s feeling apprehensive and defensive and John exposes another thing that Sherlock didn’t tell him and this happens. The first two are defensive, I would say - but that third one - look at his eyes, his face! He means it utterly. And John still doesn’t exactly accept it. And people wonder why he took advantage of the bomb situation to manipulate John into saying it. I’m not saying it was good - but it’s also John, and they’ve always shared a totally inappropriate sense of humour. And it works - John laughed! I also feel that John needed to say it, needed to be pushed into verbalising it at last, and Sherlock was desperate to hear it, to hear John actually say the words, “I forgive you”. They were both SO much happier after that point, too. Point being, it worked. But this, right here, is nothing less than a real apology. And it wasn’t the first, either. We could compare this with Mary’s utter void of apology for anything she’s done, past or present, but that’s another discussion.

The third gif is the most emotionally honest we’ve ever seen Sherlock be. 
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litjunkieme:

silentauroriamthereal:

ohgodbenny:

Did your parents know too, that you spent two years playing hide and seek? Maybe.

Poor Sherlock. He’s already apologised, multiple times, that first night at the restaurant, and John didn’t accept it. So now he’s feeling apprehensive and defensive and John exposes another thing that Sherlock didn’t tell him and this happens. The first two are defensive, I would say - but that third one - look at his eyes, his face! He means it utterly. And John still doesn’t exactly accept it. And people wonder why he took advantage of the bomb situation to manipulate John into saying it. I’m not saying it was good - but it’s also John, and they’ve always shared a totally inappropriate sense of humour. And it works - John laughed! I also feel that John needed to say it, needed to be pushed into verbalising it at last, and Sherlock was desperate to hear it, to hear John actually say the words, “I forgive you”. They were both SO much happier after that point, too. Point being, it worked. But this, right here, is nothing less than a real apology. And it wasn’t the first, either. We could compare this with Mary’s utter void of apology for anything she’s done, past or present, but that’s another discussion.

The third gif is the most emotionally honest we’ve ever seen Sherlock be. 
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litjunkieme:

silentauroriamthereal:

ohgodbenny:

Did your parents know too, that you spent two years playing hide and seek? Maybe.

Poor Sherlock. He’s already apologised, multiple times, that first night at the restaurant, and John didn’t accept it. So now he’s feeling apprehensive and defensive and John exposes another thing that Sherlock didn’t tell him and this happens. The first two are defensive, I would say - but that third one - look at his eyes, his face! He means it utterly. And John still doesn’t exactly accept it. And people wonder why he took advantage of the bomb situation to manipulate John into saying it. I’m not saying it was good - but it’s also John, and they’ve always shared a totally inappropriate sense of humour. And it works - John laughed! I also feel that John needed to say it, needed to be pushed into verbalising it at last, and Sherlock was desperate to hear it, to hear John actually say the words, “I forgive you”. They were both SO much happier after that point, too. Point being, it worked. But this, right here, is nothing less than a real apology. And it wasn’t the first, either. We could compare this with Mary’s utter void of apology for anything she’s done, past or present, but that’s another discussion.

The third gif is the most emotionally honest we’ve ever seen Sherlock be. 
Zoom Info

litjunkieme:

silentauroriamthereal:

ohgodbenny:

Did your parents know too, that you spent two years playing hide and seek? Maybe.

Poor Sherlock. He’s already apologised, multiple times, that first night at the restaurant, and John didn’t accept it. So now he’s feeling apprehensive and defensive and John exposes another thing that Sherlock didn’t tell him and this happens. The first two are defensive, I would say - but that third one - look at his eyes, his face! He means it utterly. And John still doesn’t exactly accept it. And people wonder why he took advantage of the bomb situation to manipulate John into saying it. I’m not saying it was good - but it’s also John, and they’ve always shared a totally inappropriate sense of humour. And it works - John laughed! I also feel that John needed to say it, needed to be pushed into verbalising it at last, and Sherlock was desperate to hear it, to hear John actually say the words, “I forgive you”. They were both SO much happier after that point, too. Point being, it worked. But this, right here, is nothing less than a real apology. And it wasn’t the first, either.

We could compare this with Mary’s utter void of apology for anything she’s done, past or present, but that’s another discussion.

The third gif is the most emotionally honest we’ve ever seen Sherlock be.